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terms. >> but familiarity doesn't always do the trick. here's president clinton after his re-election in 1996. >> in modern times, second terms for presidents have been either disappointing or disastrous. i wonder if you have drawn any lessons on why that is so. >> the things which derail a second term are basically three. one is some external event intervenes and the president can't fulfill his dreams or hopes for his agenda. sometimes a president thinks he has more of a mandate than he does and tries to do too much. and the third is that sometimes a president essentially just runs out of steam. >> in a november of 1972 after two weeks of reflection at camp david, president richard nixon told reporters, my study of elections in this country is that second terms almost inevitably are downhill. yes, richard nixon said that in '72. after a string of legislative successes in his first term and after narrowly winning a second term as president, president bush claimed a mandate. >> when you win, there is a feeling that the people have spoken and embraced your point of view. and th
and trust. splenda makes the moment yours. >>> it's very good breaking news. hillary clinton, the second of state of the united states has now left the hospital. we have the video to show you. her husband, the former president of the united states was there, bill clinton, and chelsea clinton, there you see the pictures coming in. you see hillary clinton in the sunglasses with chelsea. they walk the odd and got into the van, and former president clinton with a big smile, and he will get into the armored vehicle as well. bill and hillary clinton, they are all going home. you see the secretary's long-time aide is getting into the van as well. the secretary has been in the hospital now for about four days, as you know. in recent weeks she has been ill, she suffered a major stomach flu and was dehydrated, fell, fainted, and as a result she had a concussion and all of a sudden over the weekend she is -- there she is walking out with the sunglasses on and her doctors following. the secretary had a concussion, and then in the past few days we learned she had a blood clot in her head between her
, hillary clinton and the best and worst political ideas of the year. but, first, earlier today, the revvie was awarded for best musical performance. the nominees were ♪ oh, thunder >> governor chris christie, everybody. ♪ for purple mountains majesty above the fruited plain ♪ ♪ i so in love with you >> and the revvie for best musical performance went to governor chris christie. congratulations, governor. the revvies will be right back. >>> welcome back to the second annual revvie awards. earlier, we awarded the revvie for best make up as in making it up as he went along and it went to congressman paul ryan. >> you did run marathons at some point? >> yeah, but i can't do it anymore because of my back. >> i've just got to ask, what's your personal best? >> under three, i think high twos. two hours and fifty something. >> holy smokes. >> that was when i was younger, yeah. >> this gets you out of that plateau. i keep my body fat between 6 and 8%. >> so you're just basically catching cat fish by hand. it's really exhilarating. it's actually quite fun. we try to get down there during noo
to be watching? >> she had a pretty large star, but hillary clinton is beginning to grow in stature. everyone republicans are admitting that they're pretty scared. nay actually elevated the clintons themselves. hillary is stepping down as secretary of state. she'll be doing lots of nonpolitical work over the next few yearings and her star will continue to wurn brighter and brighter. >> what do you think, jonathan? >> i think it will be a black spot on four tremendous years as secretary of state. i would give my rising star award to what i'm calling the obama coalition. all of the folks that we've been talking about who came together and decided that they wanted to give him four more years shs despite where the economy is, despite the right track, wrong trax. we're with him. >> but who out of that coalition? is there a person? >> i yield to the lady. >> to my left. >> yes. >> and we didn't coordinate. but, for me, it doesn't go to one particular person. it goes to latinos. it goes to the latino electorate which really flexed its political message. latinos are pushing red states into light red,
former president bill clinton left from an underground garage at a new york hospital where his wife, hillary, is still being treated for that blood clot in her head. good day, happy new year, i'm andrea mitchell live in washington. president obama arrived in washington today after a victory on the future of tax rates for all americans, but the fiscal cliff has set the stage for still future debt ceiling debacles to come. joining me now for our daily fix in the new year, chris cillizza and our correspondents on the hill, kelly o'donnell from the capitol and luke russert right here on the set. thank you all very much. first you, kelly, the late-night deal that averted the fiscal cliff left a lot of things still to come. what's the next fight? >> reporter: well, in addition to everyone's body clock being a little off, they have to gear up -- it's so true. they have to now begin looking forward, and what you're hearing from republicans, for example, is to say, okay, the tax issue has been resolved. the president got a victory stemming from his campaign of making permanent the middle cla
. or finally, the clintons. did bill and hillary clinton have best year of 2012? sam donaldson. >> i'll go with the queen because i don't want to be political. she's done a great job. she came to washington a few years ago as you know. and the garden party at the embassy and one of 10,000 people there. a lot of people talked to her. i couldn't dare as a person from scotland. i was afraid i would say free scotland, you tyrant and be thrown out. chris: -- >> absolutely. sean connery. may i say. chris: there you are. helene. >> i'm going with sort of roundabout way the queen as well but that's because i was at a state lunch for british prime minister david cameron. earlier this year at the state department. and there were all these stars here. but who everybody was zeroing in on was hugh bonneville. chris: i forgot about them. >> a picture with them. it's so good. and nice -- the nicest guy. >> and he invited -- chris: i'm going with michelle dockery. closest thing to joan fontaine in about 50 years. she's beautiful. >> there's a name from out of the past. >> i think it's the clintons. i don'
. >> i'm going go with bill clinton. >> for one speech at a convention? >> it was more than one speech. it was 20 years in the making the story of that speech was for the first 15 years they treated bill clinton like he was the worst thing that ever happened in american politics, villain in chief and even after he left the white house he was afraid of the clinton restoration and 2008 when obama had the clintons when the republicans decided, wait a minute, no, bill clin clin to is this bygone symbol in america of cooperation and good government and moderation and sang his praises for four years. set him up as the good democrat against obama's bad democrat. what happened, the good democrat stole the show, vouches for the bad democrat and disarmed an awful lot of. ares are saying about president obama. >> chris hayes, the mvp of the campaign? >> the mvp of the obama campaign was rick per prip it was rick perry's entrance to the race that pushed mitt romney to take the tackically wise but strategically stupid step of going full out elegant. >> tackically wise for that moment. >> for that m
hillary clinton in the hospital a little while longer. we are learning more about the dangers of that blood clot near her brain. plus, students who survived the massacre in newtown, connecticut are getting ready to go back to class in a different school. but officials say that they are trying to make it feel as familiar for the kids as possible. that's coming up on "the fox report." i'm done! "are you a cool mom?" i'm gonna find out. [ female announcer ] swiffer wetjet's pads are better than ever. now they have the scrubbing power of mr. clean magic eraser so you don't have to get down on your hands and knees to scrub away tough, dried-on stains. hey, do you guys think i'm "momtacular" or "momtrocious"? ♪ [ female announcer ] swiffer. now with the scrubbing power of mr. clean magic eraser. humans. even when we cross our t's and dot our i's, we still run into problems. namely, other humans. which is why at liberty mutual insurance, auto policies come with new car replacement and accident forgiveness if you qualify. see what else comes standard at libertymutual.com. liberty mu
in the hospital for hillary clinton. we'll have an update on the secretary of state's condition. >>> and then a parade of love. one family's new year's surprise at the tournament of roses parade that is now our favorite story of the day. >>> and later, the new year beginning with a bang for hugh hefner, no pun intended. >> did you write that? >> the 86-year-old just married his 26-year-old girlfriend. do the math, everybody, that's 60 years. >> oh, brother. >> the secrets of the ceremony coming up in "the skinny." i just can't -- ewww. >> what are you going to say about that? >> i don't know. it's love, right? >> that's what they claim. >>> all right. let's talk about the fiscal cliff. but first, taking the country right to the brink over the fiscal cliff. congress has passed a deal to prevent steep tax hikes for most americans. >> a late-night vote in the house means that part of the fiscal crisis has been averted. but there's new trouble down the road. abc's karen travers watching it all in washington. good morning, karen. >> reporter: good morning, paula. good morning, john.
to the bill clinton era tax rates, 250 adjusted to inflation is about closer to the 400,000 number threshold you got for individuals. so that's what joe biden, what the white house, a lot of democrats who support this plan have been trying to sell to the liberal colleagues that, look. adjusted for inflation we did okay here. >> all right. thank you very much. happy new year. >> take care. you're welcome. >> what does the senate bill mean? can it survive in the house? vice president joe biden offered words of caution last night. >> there are two things you shouldn't do. you shouldn't predict how the senate is going to vote before they vote. you won't make a lot of money. number two, you surely shouldn't predict how the house is going to vote. >> our guest is a white house reporter for "the washington post" and jill lawrence is managing editor for politics at the national journal. thank you for joining me and happy new year. >> hi, mara. same to you. >> thanks mara. >> i want to start with you, david. how was the deal reached and why at 2:00 a.m., a full two hours after we had officially gone
that they should take personal responsibility. >> a very valuable comment. >> i am going to go with bill clinton. >> one speech? >> it was 20 years in the making, the story of the speech, for the first 15 years, republicans treated bill clinton that he was the worst thing that ever happened to american politics. the villain in chief, and after he left the white house, there was the moment in 2008, when republicans decided wait a minute, no, bill clinton is this by-gone symbol of an era, in moderation, they sang his praises for four years, set him up as the good democrat, against obama's bad democrat, and what happens, the good democrat vouches for the bad democrat and disarmed what a lot of republicans were saying about barack obama. >> you have made a reasonable argument. >> i think the enviable one was rick perry, who made the step of going full anti-out immigrant zealotry. >> it totally destroyed rick, he dispatched rick perry on the attack of the hundred thousand subsidy, which allowed the undocumented students to go to the university and pay in-state tuition. romney destroyed him. but in th
. >>> i'm don lemon with a look at your headlines. hillary clinton will spend new year's eve in a new york city hospital with a blood clot. doctors admitted the secretary of state sunday after a medical exam. the clot is believed to be related to the concussion she suffered earlier this month. when she fainted from the effects of a stomach virus. doctors want to keep her and a close eye on her for 48 hours. the other big story tonight is the action or inaction on capitol hill. if lawmakers do not reach a fiscal cliff agreement, you could see your taxes skyrocket and deep spending cuts kick in on entitlements and tax increases. the major sticking points or entitlements and tax increases. house republicans met into the evening and we'll find out in the morning whether joe biden and mitch mcconnell made any progress in their talks. both houses will be back in session tomorrow. those are your headlines this hour, i'm don lemon, keeping you informed. cnn, the most trusted name in news. >>> three, two, one. and liftoff -- >> may 2012, space-x launched a rocket into space, becoming the first comm
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come back, an update on hillary clinton. >>> a potentially dangerous blood clot has forced secretary of state hillary clinton to spend another night in a new york city hospital. tonight doctors are treating her with blood thinners. the clot was found during a follow-up mri after the secretary of state suffered a concussion last month. doctors say the clot is located between the brain and the skull behind mrs. clinton's right ear. dr. david deaton is the chief of vascular surgery at georgetown hospital. this situation that she is in right now doctors are describing as fully curable. >> yes, i think that's right, ali. she has a clot as described in the transverse signus behind her right ear. this is similar to other clots in the venus system treated with anti-coagulants offered referred to as blood thinners and should resolve spontaneously on that therapy. >> it is unusual it taking this long to treat it, going on the third night in the hospital? >> usually it's related to regulating the medicine. the clot will resolve over many more days. it takes weeks. often anti-coagulant therapy i
$400,000 a year. hillary clinton still in the hospital this morning with a blood clot on her brain. so much for those idiotic republicans who accused her of faking her illness. now what i want to know is will allen west and john boldton and other republicans who criticized her get out there and apologize. don't hold your breath. i want to have that conversation. let's talk about it. really? you're going to lay people off because now the government is going to help you fund your healthcare. really? i want to have those conversations, not to be confrontational, but to understand what the other side is saying, and i'd like to arm our viewers with the ability to argue with their conservative uncle joe over the dinner table. >> announcer: broadcasting across the nation, on your radio, and on current tv this is the bill press. >> bill: okay. we got a deal. is that good or bad news? hi, everybody, happy new year. great to see you. here we go charging into 2013 with the "full court press" this wednesday morning, january 2nd. great to see you. great to be back with you. hope you
relief. so now to the latest on secretary of state hillary clinton's close call. doctors are saying the blood clot could have been fatal, it could have caused a stroke or it could have led to seizures or epilepsy. she's being treated with blood thinners now and should make a full recovery. former president bill clinton and daughter chelsea both seen visiting her at the hospital yesterday. the clot was found in the vein between the brain and the skull. chief medical correspondent dr. sanjay gupta shows us exactly where. >> we know in secretary clinton's case, it is actually on the right side of the head somewhere in this area. it's called the right transverse sinus. i'll show you the left side for sake of demonstration here. if i reach move the hemisphere of thebrain, you can actually see where the veins are. you see the blue area right in there, that is the area that is draining blood away from the brain and one of these brains in this area, that's where that clot actually has occurred. >> three weeks after cancer surgery, hugo chavez's health said to be in a, quote, delicate state.
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hillary clinton continues to be treated for a blood clot in a new york hospital. we'll have an update on her steady recovery this morning. good morning from washington and happy new year. it's wednesday, january 2nd, 2013, and this is the daily rundown. i'm chris cillizza in for chuck todd today. one nightmare is over, but could last night's deal be a warm-up for more brinksmanship in 2013. just after 11:00 p.m., the house did approve a bipartisan senate bill to avert sweeping income taxes on most americans and delay some spending cuts. the measure passed 267 to 167 with just 85 republicans joining 172 democrats to vote in favor of it. key parts of the deal include, income tax rates going up for the first time in two decades. rates will rise from 35% to 39.6% on incomes over $400,000 for individuals and $450,000 for couples. the bill also delays automatic cuts to the pentagon and domestic programs for two months. and 2 million unemployed americans will continue to receive jobless benefits for at least another year. the congressional budget office estimates the bill will add nearly $4
, and the polls indicate as with bill clinton in the showdown with newt gingrich and the shutdown of the '90s the public blames the republicans when this happens when over on the house side, you have so many republicans who are so far right and worried about somebody farther right running against them in primaries that john boehner is having a hard time to get them to agree to his packages like plan b out here. we don't know how much out here in the public things have changed since last week, but it seemed like president obama was saying something that he was planning to say if it came down to the last few days. >> joy, is this the same kind of negotiation we saw in the first term? >> well, richard, one of the things that you didn't see the president do is to offer a new plan and he is laying the debacle at the feet squarely on congress and for the all to see where the dysfunction lies and the president helped himself by making offers that even his base was uncomfortable with, because it is fair to everyone that he is reasonable and trying to make the offers and that the intransigence is on t
clinton confirm the blood clot is in her head but she did not suffer a stroke or any neurological damage and she's making excellent progress and in good spirits. doctors discovered the clot between her brain and skull behind her right ear while performing a checkup. it is likely the result of a concussion she suffered from a fall earlier this month. she will stay on blood thinners. she will be released once the medication dose has been established. >>> another new report on the deadly attack from the u.s. consulate is attempting to shed light on what led to confusing talking points in the days following that attack. the report was released yesterday. it says the cia, fbi and other intelligence officials made major changes about events surrounding the attack which in turn led to a confusing explanation by the obama administration. >> well, the redskins are the talk of the town. in fact, football fans across the nation are marveling over their road to the playoffs. >> the excitement is so overwhelming, fans will be hard pressed to get tickets for the first round of the playoffs are sold ou
the cards, a lot of them. he has the advantage here, the polls indicate, as with bill clinton and this showdown with newt gingrich. the public tends to blame republicans when this happens. especially now at a time when over on the house side, you have so many republicans who are so far right and worry about farther right running against them in primary, that john boehner's plan last week. we don't know how much has changed since last week. but president obama sounded like he was saying something that he had been planning to say all along. >> it's almost like the white house is stepping out. i think we have some sound from mitch mcconnell talking about the next steps. let's see if we can run that out. >> we had a good meeting at the white house. we are engaged in discussions, if majority leader, myself and the white house in the hopes that we can come forward as early as sunday and have a recommendation. that i can make to my conference and the majority leader can make to his conference. >> i'm going to do everything that i can, i'm confident senator mcconnell will do the same.
the advantage here, the polls indicate, as with bill clinton and this showdown with newt gingrich. the public tends to blame republicans when this happens. especially now at a time when over on the house side, you have so many republicans who are so far right and worry about farther right running against them in primary, that john boehner's plan last week. we don't know how much has changed since last week. but president obama sounded like he was saying something that he had been planning to say a all along. >> take a listen to the president's tone and tell me if you think somebody has changed. >> ordinary folks. they do their jobs. they meet deadlines. they sit down and they discuss things and then things happen. if there are disagreements, they sort through the disagreements. the notion that our elected leadership can't do the same thing is mind boggling to them. >> joy, is this is same kind of negotiator we saw in the first term? >> i'll tell you, richard. one of the things you notice that the president didn't do was offer any new plan. i think he's laying this debacle squarely at the feet
haven't seen that in 30 years. we go back to paying the taxes when bill clinton was president of the united states and the economy was a hell of a lot better when bill clinton was president than it is today. i don't think the fiscal cliff is all that bad a deal looking at it from the point of view of a progressive democrat. it's not perfect, but i worry about ceos that are funding fix the debt because, you know, they got us into this in the first place. i don't have a lot of faith in their ability to get us out. one more thing, you know, if there's a deal between the democrats and the republicans, i guarantee you the democrats and the republicans will make out just fine. i'm not so sure about the american people. >> governor rendell -- thanks governor dean for that one. i want to pick up on something you said about kicking the can down the roads. one of the things that had been an issue had been taking the debt ceiling conversation off the table. republicans want to keep it as a point of leverage. it sounds like it's not going to be part of whatever gets negotiated. doesn't th
points. >> you will be singing more later. >>> moving on to other news. secretary of state clinton and her health. that close call. doctors say the blood clot could have been fatal, caused a stroke or led to seizures or epilepsy. she's being treated with blood thinners, should make a full recovery. former president bill clinton and daughter chelsea scene visiting her yesterday. >>> students from sandy hook elementary school return to class tomorrow this is for the very first time since the horrendous massacre three weeks ago. but the children won't be back at sandy hook in that building itself. they will attend an empty elementary school a couple of miles away. newtown and how about this? irving pinsky who sought to sue the straight of connecticut, $100 million, has withdrawn the suit for now. part of the reason? the outcry, too strong. pinsky represents the parents of a 6-year-old survivor. we'll have him here on the show in the next hour. >> really controversial. a lot of people have a lot of questions for the attorney. >>> in los angeles, a photographer killed last night trying
clinton a blood clot near the train -- brain puts her in the hospital. what doctors are saying now about her recovery. bill: fox news alert, takes a look at the doi back over 13,000 again, up almost 220 points at the moment. inch investigators reacting to the fact that congress got its act together after a fashion and passed legislation to avert for now the so-called fiscal cliff. there are still a lot of arguments yet to be had. they didn't address some of the biggest issues, like for instance the see questions sister that would cut half a bill kwroepb dollars from pentagon spending. the investment community seems to like it, the dow up 219 points. we'll keep and eye on it. >> reporter: the control room a brand-new hour straight ahead for ou. as you saw the markets enjoying the deal hashed out last night, lawmakers steering us away from the fiscal cliff but no shortage of road blocks on the horizon. what it all means, what is next for taxpayers, 77% of whom will see their taxes go up now. some of taxes tied to obama care new portions of the law kicking in on january 1st, a live report o
to do in spite of their opposition. >> oh, god. >> this idea came from the clinton -- >> the answer, please. >> did they -- this is a plan that is bipartisan. >> no massive -- >> it's what we do. we do it for all constituents. >> i love that. >> it's how we all were responding to the whole thing. what? >> joe biden. i was happy there weren't commercials on that. if he had time to stop and go over to paul ryan and pee on his leg to show dominance. let's have the moment to acknowledge the magic amount biden had to get away with that. for the most part, he got away with that. imagine if the president was constantly laughing at his opponent, that would not have gone well. not well at all. >> not only white privilege. think about if joe biden behaved that way toward sarah palin, not only would he have been attacked. it's like he suddenly realized, that's totally what he wanted to do during the entire debate in 2008 and now he was okay to do it. >> he was holding it in for four years. >> if i mock paul ryan, is everybody going to be okay with that? yeah. >> i had my favorite moment of the
will be reached, less than 48 hours before tax rates revert to their clinton dasher are levels and board across the board spending cuts talk effect. when the president took to the podium friday afternoon to urge the law enforcements to get their act together with he didn't exactly project confidence. >> this is deja vu all over again. america wonders why it is that in this town for some reason, you can't get stuff done in an organized timetable. why everything always has to wait until the last minute. we're now at the last minute. and the american people are not going to have any patience for a politically self-inflicted wound to our economy. >> this may be why the president also said that if senate leaders can't produce a deal he'll demand a straight up or down vote by the senate on his proposal from a week ago to extend the current rates on income below $250,000 along with unemployment insurance benefits. >> if members of the house or the senate want to vote "no" they can. but we should let everybody vote. that's the way this is supposed to work. if you can get a majority in the house and you
and the payroll tax cut are for the wealthy, capital gains set to go back to the clinton era rates. they're at 15% rate now. i think personally that's still too low at 20%. and then another one that, again, we're really hitting the working poor, the earned income tax credit which is basically a way to incentivize work and made more generous under the bush administration and under the 2009 stimulus bill. what kind of impact those two changes going to have? >> that's a great example of we talk about the income tax but there are just -- there is a whole pan plea of taxes you don't talk about and think about and part of the grand discussion if it ever happens after the new year. that will be probably not going in to effect. i think, you know, probably the most urgent ones are the unemployment benefits and payroll tax and up for discussion, as well. i think in obama's proposal, he wasn't moving as much on the dividend tax as a compromise but, you know, that never settled at the end of the day. >> all right. enjoy that 4.2% payroll tax rate while it lasts. >> absolutely. >>> up next, freedom of speech
the clinton administration. >> we'll show people right now that you like homebuilders and you like retailers, right? put that up. heebner likes retail, home building, what's the third one? automobiles. >> all early-cycle stocks. i like these stocks because the economy is going to be -- has a multi-year period of growth ahead of us and the biggest driver is rising housing prices and increase in residential construction and apartments and single family. we have an increasing shortage of housing in this family and we cut the production of houses way below the household formation and the industry is going to -- the construction industry will grow and that's going to stimulate the economy because its multiplier affects it. the biggest single impediment has been the huge decline in housing prices for the last five years. >> this is the first time since 2006 -- 2012 would be the first time since 2006 that home prices actually rise from a year ago. so one little piece of good news tonight. guys, thanks so much for joining us. ken heebner and brian kelly, you can see him on fast money. >> the markets
is that if the threshold goes up to that level, the top income tax rate would go all the way back up to the clinton era rate of 39.6%. not some mid point of 37% talked about a couple of weeks ago. secondly, that it would be accompanied by more revenue from the estate tax than is happening under current policy. remember, current policy is 35% tax on estates of $35 million or more. democrats are going to be insisting on somewhat more revenue than that, if not all the way up to the level in president obama's budget. finally, that an agreement would include a significant extension of unemployment benefits. remember, there are 2 million people who would lose about $300 a week if this fiscal cliff passes and there's no deal whatsoever. guys, back to you in d.c. >> all right. john harward, thanks for keeping us posted. we're about six minutes before the bell rings in the final session of 2012. let's bring in matt. good to have you with us. the futures are not too bad. we're coming off five straight losing streaks. on friday we saw the vix post the low of the session. what do you think it will happen today? >>
to the clinton-era rate. all that raises more revenue and is a tax increase from what they were. if you measure it against current law which was that on january 1 all of those bush tax cuts were going to expire, we were going to put -- pull in a lot more money. and so that costs the government money. it was -- it was negative for deficit reduction measured against that. coupled with the fact that you just mentioned, the alternative minimum tax, permanently shielding tens of millions of people from a very large increase in their taxes which is something that congress can reason and say, well, we never intended that. alternative minimum tax was supposed to affect millionaires, that's true. that's very expensive. yes, the doc fix is also expensive. what they were doing in the so-called dox f doc fix is prev physicians under medicare from plummeting which would cause doctors not to participate in medicare. so while doing things that raise money, when measured against what was going to happen if they did nothing, they cost themselves a lot of money. >> what's -- dividends are going to be tasked -- y
's all bill clinton's be fivefold, and starting in the 1990's, moderate republicans began leaving the party in large numbers and places like the counties around philadelphia, said the john heinz republicans are not republicans any more and you have created an entirely different electorate to witness what happened in delaware or indiana. i will leave that there and somebody can comment. thank you. >> thank you. first of all -- [laughter] one is from robert kelley that is a student at the american university, and he says if there is a systemic problem what changes to the panel's feel are the most he is a self-described aspiring policy analyst and the voters getting what they deserve and what are they going to wait on? >> they look at the politicians, no great shakes. >> welcome first there are systemic problems and have this book is about what not to do. this is not something that is going to be solved by tinkering with the institutions or even the institutional set up. xu some degree it is a cultural problem and that is the tribal politics. and it's also built into a broad media sy
voting rights act. president clinton johnson told dr. king in so many words, we don't have the votes in the congress to get it out of my sight pass. dr. martin luther king junior came back to atlanta, but with a group of us. my organization was already involved. and selma, the harder the bite. the only time a person could even attempt to register to vote for the first and third mondays of each month. you had to go up a set of steps through double doors and get a copy of the so-called leaders attack. and very few people were able to pass that. a few days, late february 1963, 1965, and there is a protest in marion, alabama 35 miles from selma. marion, alabama is the hometown of martin luther king jr. an incident occurred. a young man or the name of jamel jackson tried to protect his mother by a state trooper in a few days later he died at a local hospital and selma. because of what happened to him, we decided to march from selma to montgomery. since sunday, march 7, 1965 to about this time of day, 600 of us participated in nonviolent workshop. we line up in twos to a 50 master and selm
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